MINNEAPOLIS - After one of the most successful seasons in program history, the Marian men's hockey squad had a pair of student-athletes named D3Hockey.com Third Team All-Region in junior goaltender Mike Baldwin and freshman Gianni Mangone.
Baldwin had a break out season for the Sabres boasting a 13-4-3 record, leading the NCHA with 10 conference wins, while also recording the second best goals against average in the nation at 1.60. Baldwin ranked 14th in the country with a .931 save percentage, and third nationally with four shutouts. The junior netminder was named NCHA Defensive Player of the Week three times and earned a spot on the All-NCHA team.
Mangone (12-14--26) was one of the most consistent scorers for the Sabres this season and ranked second amongst all defensemen in the country with a 1.00 points per game average in just his first season in a Sabre sweater. The blue liner also had four game winning goals to rank 11th in the nation. Mangone netted his first career hat trick as part of a four-point weekend against CUW that earned him NCHA Defensive Player of the Week honors and a spot on the D3Hockey.com Team of the Week. The freshman was also named to the All-NCHA and All-NCHA Freshman teams.
A total of eight players from the West All-Region teams hailed from the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association.
The full listing of all three All-Region teams in both the west and east regions can be found at http://www.d3hockey.com/awards/all-america/men/160421-D3hockey-Men-All-Region-2016.